AMES, Iowa – The 2014 Annual Garden Calendar, “The Wonder of Trees,” is now available for purchase from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online store.
The 12-month calendar celebrates the gift of trees and is filled with stunning photography, interesting facts and tips on planting and maintaining trees.
“The calendar’s photographs highlight the various aspects of trees including flowers, foliage, fruit, shape and structure,” said Richard Jauron, ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture specialist, who helped prepare the calendar.
The calendar also includes brief stories of historical or noteworthy trees throughout the United States. Featured trees include the Emancipation Oak, the Survivor Tree at the World Trade Center Memorial, the Delicious Apple Tree of Iowa and several others.
Famous quotes regarding trees have been added to each month. “The quotes include those from Jefferson, Lincoln, Churchill and others,” said Jauron.
Jauron explained the calendar’s helpful tips are timely with the seasons, giving dates for pruning oak trees, hand thinning of fruit trees, checking for insects and many more. The last two pages of the calendar describe the proper way to plant a tree and gives facts about the state forests of Iowa and their location in the state.
“The ‘Wonder of Trees’ calendar is a beautiful resource. Pick it up at the ISU Extension and Outreach store,” Jauron said.